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Nestled in the lower elevation of Oregon's Cascade Mountains lies a temperate rain forest. It is here that the Trail of Ten Falls can be found. The trail and the falls descend to a forest floor covered with ferns, mosses, and wildflowers. You will also find stands of Douglas fir, hemlock, and cedar. While thousands visit the park every year, it is large enough for you to find quiet places to sit and watch for birds.

on Trail of Ten Falls

hiking
14 days ago

backpacking
19 days ago

Hiked the looped and camped in the park for 3 days. The loop to the falls is a must do. We stayed there in mid October and the trails were sparse with other ppl. Gorgeous area!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Went on 12/8/16 and only did the north falls as I was a bit short on time but I uploaded the pics and you can follow my #Robventures @Robdoesitall on insta, snap, and twitter!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS and there was snow!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy. Did this in mid December where it was wet and muddy. Still doable even after some snow fall but had to turn back halfway due to a flooded river with excess mud. Kind of flat, same scenery for miles.

Did the South falls hike today at Silver Creek Falls state park and it was beautiful this time a year. Been here before but it has been several years and I forgot how beautiful this place was!!

The mist was amazing and radiating from the South falls like a hot shower on a cold night. I just hope I don't catch pneumonia........Lol, but it would be worth it(:

hiking
1 month ago

Surprised and shocked at the beauty of this trail is an understatement! BEAUTIFUL easy/moderate trail. The waterfalls are incredible! Getting up close is what make this trail great! Reminded me of Eagle Creek Trail/Vertigo Mile.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is almost too good to be true. After the second waterfall its difficult not to feel aesthetically spoiled. If you plan on completing the loop, prepare for a 4-5 hr day. This is definitely the most family friendly hike I've encountered as the trail is very well maintained and accessible to people of all skill sets. The loop has various entrances around the park, so it can easily be enjoyed as just a segment. The visitor center provides maps.

*Save your picnic until the later falls as there are a number of benches located behind a waterfall which provides a spectacular view.*

This canyon is one truly special place. The amazing thing is that it is so close to Salem. I went the day before Thanksgiving and encountered maybe 10 other people. The scenery is breathtaking, the trail is well maintained, the waterfalls are stunning. You will need to work for it on this one but it's worth every step.

Did the Buck Mountain Loop and added the Perimeter Trail down to the North Falls for about a 20 mile trip. Very relaxed feel in the woods with the mist from a stream. A little muddy and rocky but worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike anytime of year. Lot's of people, but so many waterfalls to see. Fun walking behind the falls. Winter, when the falls are frozen, the icicles hanging glisten, summer with all the moss. Great family hike. Take a picnic, make it a day. You'll enjoy it.

hiking
2 months ago

This is such a quick fun hike! Doesn't take too long and is always worth the trip hear round. There are many spots that have stairs or difficult terrain, but its a good starting out hike for those near salem oregon.